Highlights and images for 26 February 2016



IPBES-4 delegates met in two contact groups in the morning, afternoon and evening and in plenary in the morning and afternoon.

Contact Group I continued deliberations on indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems throughout the day. Delegates approved a set of procedures for bringing ILK into the Platform’s assessments which will be added to the procedures for the development of Platform’s products. Delegates then discussed a new draft decision on knowledge foundations, including approaches to engage ILK. 

Contact Group II finalized outstanding matters on the scoping report for a Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the morning, and continued negotiating the SPM of the methodological assessment on scenarios and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the afternoon. 

A brief plenary was held in the late morning to endorse the report of the credentials committee and adopt the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the Thematic Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production. Plenary reconvened in the afternoon to consider nominations of new members of the Bureau and consider the scoping report for the Global Assessment.

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(L-R) IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri; and Masa Nagai, UNEP

Xavier Sticker, France

Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia

Delegates from Brazil consulting during plenary

Delegates applause the approval of the SPM of the Thematic Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production..

Ala Rotaru, Republic of Moldova

Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana

Kevin Cash, Canada

Spencer Thomas, Grenada

Norsham Abdul Latip, Malaysia

Contact Group on a Global Assessment

Contact group Co-Chairs consulting with IPBES secretariat

View of the panel during the contact group on a global assessment

Isabel Sousa Pinto, Portugal and Andy Stott, UK

Danitza Mariaca Vaca Guzman, Bolivia and Ana Julia Gutiérrez Tellería, Argentina

Ulrike Tröger, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
and Björn Ingendahl, Germany

Nina Vik, Norway (center), consulting with Wadzanayi Patience Mandivenyi and Luthando Dziba, South Africa

View of the contact group on a global assessment

Contact Group on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

consultations among panelists of the Contact Group meeting on ILK systems

View of the contact group on ILK systems

Kiruben Naicker, South Africa

Peter Bridgewater, Australia

Mark Marissink, Sweden

Ana María Hernández Salgar, Colombia

Contact Group on the Scenarios and Models Assessment

Contact group panelists consulting with delegates

Simon Ferrier, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Co-Chair Ivar Baste

Yi Huang, MEP

Adem Bilgin, Turkey

Mette Gervin Damsgaard, Denmark

Shizuka Hashimoto, Japan

Around the Venue

The press conference to announce the SPM of the Thematic Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production

Delegates from Future Earth